As devoted summer-lovers, we take a lot of care and attention over our holiday attire, and consider ourselves experts on what to pack for sun-filled breaks. The secret is to construct a hard-working capsule wardrobe that delivers on versatility, ease, longevity and style. From the perfect swimsuit to day-to-evening sundresses, timeless sunglasses to the chicest beach bags, here’s our edit of beachside essentials.
With a retro influence, the big-brief two-piece strikes the perfect balance between chic, flattering and comfortable. The perfect accompaniment to lazy sun-lounger days.
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Every holiday deserves a brilliant bikini that’s at once stylish, flattering and will stand up to sea, sun and sand. In other words, it has to be perfect.
Whether colourblocked or black, wrap-over or cross-backed, the classic one-piece is a perennially chic summer choice.
Whether worn to cover up on the beach or teamed with sandals for city adventures, these multitasking skirts are a suitcase essential.
Realised in lightweight linen, breezy cotton and classic denim, shorts offer a stylish way to cover up, whether you are beach-walking or sightseeing.
Lightweight and in sun-ready hues, an effortless sundress will prove invaluable to your warm-weather collection.
Little White Dresses
A summer-box favourite, nothing says ‘holiday’ like a crisp white dress in cool cotton.
A coordinating set makes packing sense; wear matchy-matchy for a ready-made outfit, then break into pieces and restyle with separates.
No holiday is complete without a stylish, spacious beach bag for all your essentials. Store carefully in your closet ready to be reached for as soon as the weather heats up.
From holiday evenings to destination weddings, a chic summer bag can be used throughout the entire season.
Hot, sunny months call for effortlessly stylish footwear that can be slipped on and off with ease. Invest in a pair of flat sandals now and wear for years to come.
With a masculine aesthetic, the chunky slide offers the perfect counterpoint to feminine florals and floaty dresses.
A hero in our summer-shoe collections, the classic espadrille is a suitcase must wherever your summer adventures take you.
One of the hardest working pieces in your summer wardrobe, the right pair of sunglasses can be worn for many holidays to come.